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The Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity

The Sunday between 2 and 8 October

8th October 2017

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First Service

Collect One

Lord, we pray thee
that thy grace may always prevent and follow us,
and make us continually to be given to all good works;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
you have made us for yourself,
and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you:
Teach us to offer ourselves to your service,
that here we may have your peace,
and in the world to come may see you face to face;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

The Psalm

Psalm 19 or Psalm 80:8–16

The Second Reading

Philippians 3: 4b–14

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 21: 33–46

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Post Communion Prayer

God our guide,
you feed us with bread from heaven
as you fed your people Israel.
May we who have been inwardly nourished
be ready to follow you
all the days of our pilgrimage on earth,
until we come to your kingdom in heaven.
This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

(c) 1st Reading Exodus 20: 1–4, 7–9, 12–20
383* Lord, be thy word my rule
135* [O come, O come, Emmanuel]
637* O for a closer walk with God
638* O for a heart to praise my God
76* Sweet is the work, my God and King

(c) Psalm Psalm 19 [Ep3C/3LB/EVABC/Pr19B]
606* As the deer pants for the water
153 Come, thou Redeemer of the earth
351 From all that dwell below the skies
631* God be in my head
696* God, we praise you! God, we bless you!
616 In my life, Lord, be glorified
97* Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
384* Lord, thy word abideth
432* Love is his word, love is his way
638* O for a heart to praise my God
34* O worship the King all–glorious above
35* The spacious firmament on high

(p) 1st Reading Isaiah 5: 1–7 [Pr15C]
51* Awake, my soul, and with the sun

(p) Psalm Psalm 80: 8–16
695* God of mercy, God of grace

2nd Reading Philippians 3: 4b–14 [L5C]
560 Alone with none but thee, my God
218* And can it be that I should gain
561* Beneath the cross of Jesus
11* Can we by searching find our God
566* Fight the good fight with all thy might
418* Here, O my Lord, I see thee face to face
99* Jesus, the name high over all
425* Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts
671 Jesus, thy blood and righteousness
588* Light of the minds that know him
81* Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided
248* We sing the praise of him who died
247* When I survey the wondrous cross
376* Ye holy angels bright

The Gospel Matthew 21: 33–46
215* [Ah, holy Jesu, how hast thou offended]
326* Blessèd city, heavenly Salem
* (Christ is made the sure foundation)
327* Christ is our corner stone
268* Hail thou once–despisèd Jesus
93* I danced in the morning when the world was begun
230* My Lord, what love is this
231* My song is love unknown
340* Sing and be glad, for this is God’s house!
493* Ye that know the Lord is gracious

Second Service

Collect One

Lord, we pray thee
that thy grace may always prevent and follow us,
and make us continually to be given to all good works;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
you have made us for yourself,
and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you:
Teach us to offer ourselves to your service,
that here we may have your peace,
and in the world to come may see you face to face;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Proverbs 2: 1–11

The Psalm

Psalm 136 or 136: 1–9

The Second Reading

1 John 2: 1–17

The Gospel Reading

Mark 10: 2–16

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Post Communion Prayer

God our guide,
you feed us with bread from heaven
as you fed your people Israel.
May we who have been inwardly nourished
be ready to follow you
all the days of our pilgrimage on earth,
until we come to your kingdom in heaven.
This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

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